This stone came from a real extreme hippie shop in San Francisco near Haight and Ashbury. I honestly thought my mom would be so overwhelmed when she walked in but surprisingly she thought the stones were pretty interesting. She actually got one petrified wood stone for my two sisters, herself, and me. I love this one because mine looks like a little bear. This stone is fitting as one of my nicknames is “Claire Bear.” It comes from fossilized trees so it embodies the strength of roots growing underneath the Earth. This stone is healing and protecting against negative energies, improves stress and anxiety levels, and calms the nerves. Use it through the new year to maintain stress levels as you get ready for that busy calendar.